IMAGES | X360, PC Saturday, September 5, 2009 | 11:05 AM

Left 4 Dead 2 images

Left 4 Dead 2 images

EA and Valve decided to show more of Left 4 Dead 2 at PAX so here are some new images of the game. It will be playable for those who will be in Seattle and people will get a chance to try the Dark Carnival campaign, featuring a new boss: the Jockey. The game will be released on November 17 on PC and Xbox 360.

All comments

Commented on 2009-09-05 11:29:46
Is the first pic a new special infected?
Commented on 2009-09-05 11:43:22 In reply to Sephiriah
That's the Jockey boss I was refering to in the news.
Commented on 2009-09-05 11:54:46
That thing is freaky lookin'
Commented on 2009-09-05 12:36:42
liking it. Alot more interesting.. i hope the clowns one of the zombie characters you can play.

I really hope they add AA to the game this time
Commented on 2009-09-05 13:00:27
as much as i love L4D on pc, i won't be getting this day 1. i'll get it when it's cheap on steam. when the fuck are we gonna get HL2:EP3, it's been far too long, it's not even been announced. how in the world could they release L4D2 before HL2:EP3 is beyond me.
Commented on 2009-09-05 13:18:11 In reply to jmd749
Simply because Valve employees dont wanna make it. They chose their next project by Democracy. The ppl who work there decide what they wanna do next.
Commented on 2009-09-05 13:46:41
I thought Valve had seperate teams working on HL2:EP3 and L4D?
Commented on 2009-09-05 14:39:21
Really, really looking forward to this one. It's going to be brilliant.
Commented on 2009-09-05 15:22:25
i'll put money on episode 3 being announced next year.. this years all about milking L4D. Next year i think we'll see news on ep3, portal2, and an enhanced counterstrike.
Commented on 2009-09-05 15:25:38 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Not really sure how it can be considered 'milking' when this is only the second L4D, even though it's due for release a year after the first. When we see a L4D4/5, then we can seriously start talking about Valve milking L4D.

Oh no, don't say that was the dreaded Sarcasm™. That's gotten you into trouble before. :P
Commented on 2009-09-05 15:35:40
Characters look really great for the Source Engine, and in general too.
I'm excited for this.
Commented on 2009-09-05 17:09:50
Looking better... They need to improve the feel of the guns though. It felt like you were playing with toys in the original
Commented on 2009-09-05 17:27:55 In reply to broman
Posted by broman
Looking better... They need to improve the feel of the guns though. It felt like you were playing with toys in the original
I didn't think it was a downside at all, I liked how the weapons felt and played. I just want more content than the first game, which was very short (although I replayed every scene quite a few times with friends).
Commented on 2009-09-05 18:29:58
i thought the first was pretty damn shalloow, and rediculously short with very little replay value from the whole "director" gimmick. spawning more or less enemies in a given area does not = replayability imo.

i'll be willing to give this a go (rental, just like the first), but it needs to offer more of everything to get me even remotely interested. if it's another short , repetative experience i dont think i'm even going to bother. they need to improve this series since there are plenty of elements that need fixing/ updating from the first one, but seeing footage of this it just looks like a reskin, almost as if some modder decided to play around with the UV maps a bit.

now if this game had a more open nature to it's objectives (or how about some actual objectives...PERIOD) then i'd be all for it, and it would genuinely offer some replayability, intead of being forced down a narrow corridoor or sewer, i'd like some freedom. if i want to take the fight through the streeet then let me, if i want to take it through the sewers, then let me, if i want to take it to the rooftops, then let me, if any game needed an open approach to it's levels, this is it. i dont expect a GTA style open world. but i expect more then just a narrow corridoor that i'm slowly being forced down.
Commented on 2009-09-05 20:36:18
Source is still holding up well in this day. Some really good player models there, very realistic, especially the girl in screen 2. I think I'll actually wait for these two games to be bundled as the obligatory package for the price of one before jumping in.

As for HL2:EP 3 as someone else said, I was going mental about Valve being so lazy about this a while ago. Exactly where the fuck is that game, and what is taking them so long? I heard a report on it that it should be here sometime late this year, or very early in the new year. I'm not holding my breath on it, and in fact, Valve made a massive mistake in ever thinking that episodic content was the way to go. Quicker and better for the consumer they said. What a complete load of bollocks, Gabe! You could have been spending that time developing a new engine for Half Life 3!
Commented on 2009-09-06 03:09:17
Valve is the most talented, thoughtful and lazy developer ever. I would sacrifice all the TF2 updates in the world for Half Life 3. Really not motivated for this at all. I liked the first game a ton, don't get me wrong. But this being it's sequel just reminds me how not worth $50/60 the first was. I don't see anything proving different. I would've hoped a true sequel would build upon everything, not just enhance it.
Commented on 2009-09-06 09:15:52 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Enhanced Counterstrike would be great :) Portal 2 ...Hell yeah but this L4D2 ...bleh!?$ Not for me
Commented on 2009-09-06 10:26:49 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
That's the Jockey boss I was refering to in the news.
Cheers driftwood, looks like the source engine can still hold its own in the current gen of games to which is nice to see.
Commented on 2009-09-06 22:07:15 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
liking it. Alot more interesting.. i hope the clowns one of the zombie characters you can play.

I really hope they add AA to the game this time
No, you can't play as the clown. He is an "uncommon-common." You can play as the Jockey in the first screen shot above though.

The clown can attract zombies and make a horde because he has squeaky shoes on. Made me laugh the first time I read that.
Commented on 2009-09-06 23:59:54
That second picture in particular is really nice! The human characters look very good compared to some games I've seen. Very natural, not uncanny valley.

Also, I like the way they make their tech accessible to all. I mean, most of the half-life games could run on very low-spec machines (even the XBOX1!) and still look really good.

Can't wait!
Commented on 2009-09-07 21:38:24
Austin Powers: Only two things scare me and one of them is nuclear war.
Basil Exposition: What's the other?
Austin Powers: Excuse me?
Basil Exposition: What's the other thing that scares you?
Austin Powers: Carnies. Circus folk. Nomads, you know. Smell like cabbage. Small hands.

Shoot the lot.
Commented on 2009-09-08 10:57:45
I must say, that second shot looks quite impressive!

About the game

What's up?
  • Tiz
    Tiz Andromeda is actually alright with its lootbox system. (1 minute ago)
  • Tiz
    Tiz @MrWhite: EA take the piss with massive franchises. FUT makes them a billion a year because people love football and football is worldwide. Star Wars is also massive. (2 minutes ago)
  • MrWhite
    MrWhite @Tiz: Aye, but they've been taking the piss for ages and no one said boo about it. It's a culmination of other companies jumping on the lootbox and p2w microtransaction bandwagon thats drawn attention (5 minutes ago)
  • KORNdog
    KORNdog if BF2 and EA and loot boxes in general have to be made example of to show that consumers aren't willing to roll over and be shafted, then so be it. (5 minutes ago)
  • KORNdog
    KORNdog @MrWhite: same for need for speed. took some flack on reiews for it, but not nearly the same amount of attention. but then again neither game got on the BBC so... (7 minutes ago)
  • MrWhite
    MrWhite That game is far more insidiously designed for it's pay to win nonsense than BF2 is. (7 minutes ago)
  • Tiz
    Tiz @MrWhite: And when exactly did it suddenly escalate to the government? A big publisher, a big franchise, trying to take the absolute piss. (7 minutes ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood GSY is getting some nice content at 3 pm CEST with our July podcast and some videos of the Deus Ex Mankind Divided preview build. :) (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood For once we'll be live at 4:30 pm CEST. Blim should not even be tired! (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood More Quantum Break coverage coming in a few hours, 9:00 a.m CEST. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood We'll have a full review up for Firewatch at 7 pm CET. Videos will only be tomorrow though. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood Tonight's livestream will be at 9:15 GMT+1, not GMT+2 as first stated. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood New GSY Live dedicated this time to Just Cause 3 on Tuesday 9:30 GMT+2 (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood Join us tomorrow at 10 pm GMT+2 for a new livestream. We'll be playing Rise of the Tomb Raider. (> 3 Months ago)
Top stories